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 Introduction
 Tarsus (Birth - 30CE)
 Jerusalem (30-34)
 Antioch (34-43)
 Spreading the Word (43-48)
 The Wider World (49-50)
 Corinth (50-52)
 Ephesus (52-56)
 Into the Fire (56-70)
Tarsus Today
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Vista of modern Tarsus
Vista of modern Tarsus
(photo courtesy Ministry of Tourism, Ankara)

Cleopatra's gate
Cleopatra's gate
(photo courtesy Ministry of Tourism, Ankara)

The interior of St. Paul's Church
The interior of St. Paul‘s Church
(photo courtesy Ministry of Tourism, Ankara)

St. Paul's Well
St. Paul‘s Well
(photo courtesy Ministry of Tourism, Ankara)

Excavation site in Tarsus
Excavation site in Tarsus
(photo courtesy Ministry of Tourism, Ankara)


t
arsus has been continuously inhabited since before 1000 BCE. Even in the modern city, there are Roman period remains. Current excavations are uncovering ancient roads and houses. Outside the city, large sections of the Roman roads can still be found leading from Tarsus into the mountains, and a six-lane highway runs through the pass called Cilician Gates. The city museum has collections of coins and artifacts. Archeological and ethnographic museums in nearby Adana have more extensive holdings. Also in Adana is a Roman bridge.

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